What does it mean to input an array of learning rates to `lr_find()` and why divide by 1000?

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In Lesson 8, Jeremy divides the array of learning rates for the different sections of the model by 1000 before passing it to lr_find():

How does lr_find() use these values, and why divide by 1000, which in this case makes the first two values 0?

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(Dusan Drevicky) #2

Hi @immarried,

firstly remember that DL Part 2 2018 uses the old version of the fastai library. Things have changed in the new one.

Note that the first two values are not zero but just small numbers 2e-8 and 2e-7. The reason is that we don’t want to modify the very first layers of the network too much.

As for the other question, take a look at the comments in source here.

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